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Yahrtzeit Candle – First Wife

My husband and I married 6 years ago. My husband's first wife passed away from an illness 2 years before we married. Should he continue to lighting a yahrtzeit candle for his first wife even though he is remarried?

The Aish Rabbi Replies:

In such a case, if the second wife does not mind, the candle may be lit ("Gesher HaChaim" by R' Y.M. Tuketchinsky, I 29:8).

May you and your husband enjoy many happy and productive years together.

Rabbi Pinchas Waldman

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